Get ready for Relay For Life
BUSINESSES are rallying behind Cancer Council Queensland's Gympie Relay For Life to make the October 9-10 event the best relay yet.
Employees from Law Essentials have lined up for the 18-hour challenge and are encouraging other businesses to do the same.
Relay For Life involves teams of 10 to 15 people walking around a track overnight for 18 hours, to raise funds and awareness to fight cancer.
Team captain Caitlin Magarry said the Law Essentials team had been busy fundraising and training as they prepared to take part in the event for the first time.
“This will be our first Relay For Life and we have already recruited 10 excited team members from our Gympie and Hervey Bay offices, as well as a few friends and family members,” Ms Magarry said.
“Working together with the community is important to all of our team members both professionally and personally, so we're very excited to be involved in Relay and doing our part to support those whose lives have been touched by cancer.
“Businesses interact with so many of us every day, so even if your workplace can't get involved on the day, you can still get involved by supporting the many individuals and teams who will be there, relaying through the night.”
Cancer Council Queensland's Relay For Life project officer Sara Morley said Relay For Life was a fantastic opportunity for the community to work together for a good cause while having fun.
“Relay for Life is an opportunity for the community to get together and celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer and fight back against a disease that takes too much,” Ms Morley said.
To get involved visit www.relayforlife.org.au or phone Sara Morley on 54516000.